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SLS Requirements

To teach SLS 1501, you must:

  • Be a full-time employee of Florida International University
  • Have completed one or more years of service at FIU*
  • Have completed a master’s degree or higher 
  • Attend the Part 1 Instructor Training Session
  • Attend the Part 2 Instructor Training Session
  • Attend SLS 1501 Canvas Training Session
*Exception may be made for those who have completed a degree at FIU.
+If your highest degree was earned at FIU, you may upload a pdf of your unofficial transcript when the application becomes available. Official sealed transcripts are required from all other institutions.

In addition, the Student Success Courses program is looking for individuals with the following qualifications and characteristics in order to receive a teaching assignment:
  • Student-centered educational philosophy
  • Prior experience with first-year students preferred
  • Use of engaging pedagogy that involves students in the learning process
  • Must be interested in the new design of the course which includes a major focus on life and 21st century skills
  • Capable of relating to and developing classroom rapport with students
  • Genuine interest in guiding and mentoring new students and commitment to being accessible outside of class
  • Commitment to general education, the liberal arts, and development of the student as a whole person
  • Willingness to work with faculty and staff across different academic disciplines and student-support services
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • General awareness of University policies and campus resources
  • Adherence to deadlines and department procedures